I’ll be here again in just over a year, and I can’t wait – Ketchikan is locked in my memory – beautiful views, friendly people, wonderful shops – a magical place.
It was barely 7am when we arrived at our berth. Darkness was fading into light, but the clouds and fog hung low, keeping the sun from brightening this sleepy little tourist town.
This is my first glimpse of Ketchikan as we got closer and closer to our temporary resting spot.
Fishing vessels nestled in the cove.
You can tell that sun IS trying to burn through those clouds, and I’m happy to say that half way through morning the sun won! It was a beautiful day to be in Ketchikan.
We disembarked and started our wandering….boy, is our ship, the Norwegian Jewel massive!
It was a turtleneck and jacket kind of day ---
There were four ships in port….all docking about the same time and the streets were mobbed with shoppers!
I loved walking down by the water ---
Past fishy benches!!
Past the old “red light” district that now houses shops --
And beautiful scenery reminiscent of a by-gone era.
We did go on a tour of the totem village – those pics will come next! I’m uploading this as fast as I can before I am out of cell phone reach!
Bye bye, Ketchikan! See you in September 2014!